Put Your Mobile Down & Stay Safe On The Roads

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Facts about mobile phones

  • Drivers talking on phones are four times more likely to crash, whether on a hands-free or hand-held phone. Their crash risk remains higher than normal for up to 10 minutes after the call has ended.
  • One large-scale study found texting drivers were 23 times more likely to crash than a driver paying full attention.
  • A Brake and Direct Line survey found drivers aged 25-34 had the most dangerous mobile-phone habits.
  • Drivers in the 25-34 age bracket account for 42% sent or read texts while driving at least once a week
  • 31% of drivers in this age bracket also  used apps or went online while driving at least once a week

Tips to avoid being distracted by your mobile phone

  • Consider leaving your phone at home for shorter journeys
  • Put your phone on vibrate or silent
  • Do not read any texts while you’re driving
  • Put your phone in your glove box and use it only for emergencies

Read more about the Brake Pledge

The Brake Pledge includes six main points –  Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable. To read more about the Brake Pledge click here